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FOX
Jan 27, 2010 9:00pm EST
♪ good evening from washington. i'm shepard smith. we are just moments away from president obama's state of the union on fox. the president expected to walk in the chamber in 90 second said -- seconds. the two-thirds of the president's address wl focus on the president's economy. there is doublit unemployment a soaring deficit. president obama will speak to the correct political divide in dc. according to the excerpts of the speech released the president will say there is deep and corosive doubts about how washington works. on health care, the president is to urge congress to keep pushing for reform and not walk away from the americans who need medical coverage and care. of course, this speech falls in a shadow of a changing political landscape. one that has seen his poll numbers fall and parties lose senate seats. he will change his agenda and abandon big spending plans. we'll hear from governor from virginia bob mcdonnell. tonight he has a chance to change the tone of the nation and quiet the critics and maybe breathe new life in his agenda. it will all come down to what he says
ABC
Jan 27, 2010 9:00pm EST
. now reporting from washington, diane sawyer and george stephanopoulos. >> and good evening on this crisp, clear night in washington, d.c., here with george stephanopoulos, just a few hundred feet from the capitol dome, and we have been watching the house chamber fill. now more than 1,000 people there, cabinet secretaries like janet napolitano, you see her right there, behind her, i believe that's rahm emanuel, the chief of staff. senators are there, members of congress, their guests. and i said to you earlier, george, how many times have we said president obama has to give the speech of his life. we said it at the democratic convention, he had to unify the party, after reverend wright, he had to speak about race. is this another one? >> no one hates those expectations more than the president, but it's true. this is the first time he's come into this chamber after taking a big hit, the loss in massachusetts last week, and he's going to be speaking, diane, we all know it, to a country that is pretty angry, that is anxious and in pain. his approval ratings are much lower than when he
NBC
Jan 27, 2010 9:00pm EST
. >>> from nbc news, the state of the union address. live from washington, here is brian williams. >> good evening from capitol hill. it is the third time he has spoken to a joint session of congress, but it is the first time as president that barack obama has delivered the state of the union address. it is safe to say it is a different speech than the one he might have delivered a week or so ago before a republican won special election to the seat held by ted kennedy in massachusetts for almost half a century. outside of washington in america, the voters are angry and the president knows it. there is some fury over bailouts and big bankers and big bonuses and no jobs. tonight, at the end of his first year in office, he gets to sum up the job and look at the future. as you can see, the chamber is already filling as members of the cab a net and white house staff file in. the first lady, michelle obama, is greeting her guests in the first lady's box in the gallery. for our coverage, david gregory and andrea mitchell are in the studio. chuck todd across town in the nbc washington new
CBS
Jan 27, 2010 9:00pm EST
upset, i know you think washington is not working, i'm with you. i don't think it's working either. we'll see if he can pull this off. >> members of congress, i have the high privilege and distinct honor of presenting to you the president of the united states. (cheers and applause) >> there's a metaphor for washington here, katie. why do anything once when you can do it, as bob said, twice or even three times. >> schieffer: i love it, though. this is my favorite night in washington. you look out into that chamber and you see one example of every kind of american in this country you realize what a broad and big country it is. >> couric: i think we can expect a fiery speech. many people have criticized him for being too dispassionate, too distant. so i think you're going to see a lot of animated and soaring rhetoric tonight. >> thank you very much. >> greenfield: and maybe more plain spoken rhetoric. >> couric: well, the white house clearly thinks they have a communications problem. the republicans think there's something wrong with the message. >> madam speaker, vice president biden
FOX News
Jan 27, 2010 8:55pm EST
beckel. our state of the union special starts right now. . >>> good evening from washington you are looking live at the house floor. as we await the president's arrival we'll see the members of his cabinet and supreme court start filing in as you take a look from the vice president and house speaker bringing that session to order. this speech was largely thought at one time to be[%z a celebration for this administration. what could have been trumpeting their biggest priority health care reform legislation that was supposed to be through by now. as we see the first lady arriving in the box there. first lady michelle obama. let's bring in tonight's panel. syndicateed panelist charles krauthheimer. juan williams. and steve hayes with the weekly standard. we'll continue to look at live pictures here. charm, as i said one time thought to be the health care reform state of the union. it is a different environment after massachusetts one week and one day ago. >> health care is on life support as we just saw the president's spokesman has said they have no idea how to proceed from the excerp
FOX News
Jan 28, 2010 12:00am EST
>> bret: good evening from washington, i'm bret baier we are moments from the president's entrance into the house chamber. there are times in the president's term when political analysts declare this is the most important speech of his presidency. for this president, one week and one day, after a stunning political loss in massachusetts that completely changed the political environment here in washington, that phrase may actually work. tonight in president obama's first state of the union address he's trying to start rebuilding the political capital he has lost. let's check in with major garrett. >> reporter: for the first time in six machine the president will not be putting his political muscle behind health care reform but a jobs package. the congress doesn't know what to do about health care reform and will have to decide, the president has vowed to to democrats who say mr. president focus on jobs. the cabinet secretary will not attend. there is always one depth out it is sean donovan tonight. the speech was being rewritten as late at company tonight. we just the full text, a h
CSPAN
Jan 27, 2010 9:00pm EST
washington has been unable or unwilling to solve any of our problems. they're tired of the partisanship and the shouting and the pettiness. they know we can't afford it. not now. we face big and difficult challenges. what the american people hope, what they deserve, is for all of us, democrats and republicans, to work through our differences, to overcome the numbing weight of our politics. for while the people who sent us here have different backgrounds, different stories, different beliefs, the anxieties they face are the same. the aspirations they hold are shared. a job that pays the bills a chance to get ahead, moe of all the ability to give their children a better life. you know what else they share? they share a stubborn resilience in the face of adversity. after one of the most difficult years in our history, they remain busy, building cars and teaching kids, starting businesses and going back to school. they're coaching little league and helping their neighbors. one woman wrote to me and said, we are strained but hopeful. struggling but encouraged. it's because of th
MSNBC
Jan 27, 2010 9:00pm EST
union address. i'm keith olbermann with rachel maddow in new york and chris matthews in washington. the president's cabinet making its way down the aisle. secretary napolitano, rahm emanuel behind her, and congressman engel in place. the justices of the supreme court and the first lady arriving in the last few minutes. but the spectators not on the callouts to the crowd, but on the policy. white house advisers and those members of the cabinet you see in the aisle now have been leaking select pieces of what mr. obama will say and do in the year ahead for days now with messages that it does not conflict with the president has already said and hoped to have done in his first year, specifically what about health care reform, and in excerpts released only minutes ago, the president intending to say he will not walk away from uninsured americans, quote, and neither should the people in this chamber. joined now by chris matthews in washington and rachel maddow in new york with me. i'll begin with you. how do you step back from health care to make it a minor function of the larger economic ques
PBS
Jan 27, 2010 9:00pm EST
washington. and i welcome you to this special edition of the "newshour." in a few minutes, president obama will deliver his first state of the union address to a joint session of congress. you're looking at a live shot of the floor of the u.s. house of representatives where most of official washington is gathering to hear the speech. it comes as the president is confronting sagging approval ratings and the political fallout from a surprisingly strong republican victory last week in the massachusetts senate race. white house officials say tonight's address will mark a shift in tone and emphasis for the president, in response to rising public anger over the state of the economy. with me tonight, as they often are on big occasions, are shields and brooks-- that's syndicated columnist mark shields and "new york times" columnist david brooks. david, what are your expectationes on the speech tonight, sir? >> on policy it's going to be jobdz and the economy. how does he talk about health care? is it sort of a throw-away line-- yes, i'm still for it-- or does he actually come out strong and
PBS
Jan 27, 2010 9:00pm EST
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CNN
Jan 27, 2010 8:00pm EST
washington we saw yesterday in the senate vote on the commission, as we see in the president's own freeze, which has been derided by democrats, as well as republicans, he's freezing domestic discretionary spending at a level 20% above what he inherited, so you know, if you look at it, campbell, on the domestic side, i think these are very real danger here, that his program, his domestic program is dead on arrival before he speaks. i think that challenge for him tonight is to revive people's belief in him, that he can actually deliver as a leader. >> and candy, do they get that at the white house? i mean do they feel the same way? >> sure. >> the pressure is that intense? >> oh, the pressure is intense. there's absolutely no doubt about that but let's remember, he's one quarter through his administration, so i don't think we can kiss it off quite yet, and let's also remember that the story can change. you know, there was 9/11. it totally changed george bush's administration. things can happen. david is not wrong. it is just a horrible picture at this moment. >> it has to reframe his
CNN
Jan 24, 2010 11:00am EST
yes, voters are angry about the economy and partisanship in washington but press secretary robert gibbs says republicans are exaggerating the massachusetts message. >> if republicans want to assume that the outcome of what happened in massachusetts is a big endorsement of their policies when 40% are enthust a enthustastic about them i hope they misread that election as badly as anybody could. >> the republicans say it's the obama white house that doesn't get the message voters are sending. >> what happened in massachusetts is part of an american awakening. we saw it in virginia, new jersey, we see it all over the country in tea parties, in town halls, people are alarm and angry about the spending and debt and government takeovers. >> the white house says it's eager to see if republicans are willing to work more with the president but the senate's top republican says the burden lies with the president and his fellow democrats. >> you look at the first year of this administration and we haven't made much progress. we passed a deficit, a budget that doubles the national debt in five
CNN
Jan 24, 2010 11:00pm EST
approach this problem. >> part of what you call the washington game is after a tough election like you had last week in massachusetts is to say, well, what must we have here? some white houses in the past have had big shake-ups. you have decided in the obama white house to give a bigger role to david plouffe, who was your partner in the obama campaign. he will now take a bigger role outside of the white house. but keeping a closer eye on public opinion, a closer eye on the governors and senate and house races across the country. there are some, david, as you know, who are saying what about inside the white house, shouldn't we have a shake-up there? this is an administration, some say, that has been too deferential to congress in crafting policy. and some would even say too close with wall street and not close enough with main street. do you need to shake up your inside team? >> well, first of all, let me say you're right, that is part of the washington game. washington loves to throw out a body. there's nothing that gets washington more excited than the prospect of someone losing their
CNN
Jan 31, 2010 12:00pm EST
% of those interviewed said that they hoped scott brown, the new senator elect would go to washington and be able to work with democrats to make health care reform a reality. only 28% wanted him to come to washington and stop everything and, again, i think, once again, the american people are far ahead of where washington is. i think we can get something done for the american people if we sit down and listen to each other and if we share dwrids and we work together on the pritorties. >> scott brown is willing to work with you, but he doesn't like the existing two bills. the president had a fascinating session on friday up in baltimore. i was in the back of the room and never seen anything like it. the president of the united states on television it was like question time in the british parliament. one thing he said was quite interesting. how he and the republicans disagree on several big issues when it comes to sweeping legislation. the president suggested maybe there is another one. . >> my hope would be that we can look at some of these component parts of what we're doing and maybe
CNN
Jan 10, 2010 11:00am EST
television at this time and break down the sound and the major issues. joining me in washington is cnn political krkter and democratic strategist donna brazile and the former deputy assistant secretary of state liz cheney. welcome. let's start with this debate, po both the policy and politics of the terror debate. the president came out this past week and he said i'm the president, the buck stops with me. he used an interesting term. your father, the former vice president, other conservatives have said this president has gone soft, doesn't view it as a war. the president did come out and said we are at war. were you satisfied with that? do you see from your perspective an improved obama response? >> no. i mean, i didn't think it was satisfactory. it requires more from your commander in chief than just saying we're at war. the president himself has to exercise daily, consistent, unwavering stewardship. if you look at the performance after the president of john brennan and homeland security secretary napolitano, you know, we had both of them say they were surprised that al qaeda in the a
CNN
Jan 17, 2010 11:00am EST
shows so maybe you don't have to. joining me now in washington where you can only find them right here together on "state of the union" james carvel and mary madeline. welcome. congratulations on the saints going to the nfc championships. >> i take back everything i ever said about reggie bush. i really apologize reggie, you were great yesterday. >>> i want to start on a serious note. i'll hold up the front page of the papers, "the new york times" this morning, every newspaper across the country dealing with haiti crisis. officials strain to dibt aid to haiti. that's the take in "the new york times." you saw the two former presidents, bill clinton and george w. bush coming together to raise money for this cause, reprise of what bill clinton and george h.w. bush did after the tsunami in south asia. we'll get to politics in a moment. assess the moment, two people who moved back to new orleans after katrina to make a statement of your own. >> one thing i want to say is the sense that katrina hit new orleans, when katrina happened, there was a lot of attention and a lot of things and
CNN
Jan 24, 2010 9:00am EST
it. but i will -- that's part of the game, john, that washington plays, which is would you, might you, so on and so forth. i will not do that here. let's wait and see, first of all, if there is such a commission, because it's a proposal that has not been embraced by the congress. and let's see what a bipartisan effort to deal with these deficits will produce. by the way, if anybody has a plan to do this without raising any taxes on anybody, you know upper income or lower or below, then they should come forward with it. nobody wants to raise taxes. >> you call it the washington game, part of what you call the washington game is after a tough election like last week in massachusetts, to say what must we have here? some white houses in the past have had big shake ups. you want to give a bigger role to your partner in the obama campaign, he will take a big role outside of the white house, and keep a closer eye on the public opinion and senator races across the country. this is an administration that has been too deferential to congress in crafting policy, and too close with wall stree
CSPAN
Jan 27, 2010 11:00pm EST
together we made policy. >> in your time in washington has the partisanship gotten worse, better with the same? >> i think it's gotten worse in the last few years. and we want to -- and i think he made a good case. we are sitting together taking ideas that will float in both houses and i can sign into law of life and he made a clear tonight. >> dalia and watson democrat of california. now we are going to the other coast and we are going to talk with joe crowley, a democrat from new york. but in that speech can you to come to new york? >> i think there's a lot to take home to new york. every issue he mentioned this evening whether it is health care, financial reform, he talked about the need for financial security. these are all issues that don't just pertain to new york or any part of the country it is for all of the country in degrees beach. >> new york city not necessarily your district but new york city is quite a banking center. do you agree with what the president has called for? >> i agree with a great deal the president called for including the transparency, the democratic
CNN
Jan 3, 2010 11:00am EST
washington fran townsend, cnn national security contribu contributor and former homeland security adviser to george w. boos: rich chan ben venn niece sta of the former 9/11 commission and jeanne meserve. richard, let me begin with you. the former head of the 9/11 commission, governor kaine is basically laying the blame this morning at the president, not just because he runs the executive branch, but accuses him of being distracted. do you agree? >> far be it for me to disagree with tom kaine. i agree with him about 99% of the time. here i think he's been a little too harsh. the president doesn't oversee the day today workings of the intelligence community. but here when it appeared obvious that there has been a failure, he immediately responded, i think quite appropriately saying it was unacceptable. that he intended to get to the bottom of it, find out the specifics of what went wrong and hold people accountable and make the changes that are necessary. and i think that's quite appropriate. >> fran, you sat in the white house. you would have been involved in some of the discussions that w
CNN
Jan 3, 2010 9:00am EST
next, we get out of washington and head to beautiful utah where john king caught up with one mayor who is looking to change the status quo by changing the local liquor laws. frgs show and tell... with all the pet hair in the air my eyes would really itch. but now i have new zyrtec® itchy eye drops. no other allergy itchy eye drop works faster or longer. zyrtec® itchy eye drops work fast i can love the air™. (announcer) find it in the allergy aisle. yeah. would you like a pony ? yeah ! ( cluck, cluck, cluck ) oh, wowww ! that's fun ! you didn't say i could have a real one. well, you didn't ask. even kids know when it's wrong to hold out on somebody. why don't banks ? we're ally, a new bank that alerts you when your money could be working harder and earning more. it's just the right thing to do. [ female announcer ] yoplait's perfect blend of real fruit and the goodness of dairy is just a peel away. explore all the delicious flavors. yoplait. it is so good. >>> every week on "state of the union" john king travels travels to dafrpt state. in this week's dispatch, he sets his sight
CNN
Jan 31, 2010 11:00am EST
all the sunday shows so maybe you don't have to. joining me in washington where you can find them only together on "state of the union" james carville and mary madeline. >> congratulations on your great year. all 50 states. >> thank you for being part of a great year. >> a good meal in every state. >> a couple meals in every state. don't tell the bean counters. at the very top you're hearing robert gibbs on the program earlier, a huge dust-up of whether to take khalid shaikh mohammed, other suspects from guantanamo bay and bring them to trial in a federal trial. after initially saying yes, new york city says no thank you. the administration is looking for somewhere else. do you believe, james carville, the administration will stand its ground and find a federal courthouse somewhere else in america? will there be backtracking and perhaps military commissions? >> i hope they find a federal court to try him. i'm not for trying this person as a soldier. i think he's a criminal and he ought to be tried as a criminal. interesting thing is, even when israelis caught ikeman, you know what they
CNN
Jan 4, 2010 1:00am EST
going to talk about other news. nba star expected to meet with washington d.c. police tomorrow. he used bad judgment in taking guns into the washington wizards locking room. he spoke out after two days of reports rarping a locker room show down. the whole thing was blown out of proportion. >> i agree. that's bad judgment on my part, you know, storing them here and taking responsibility for it. if you know me, i've been here, never did anything with violence. everything i've done is funny. >> well, investigators and the nba not laf being over this, however. the league, d.c. police, and have all launched investigations into this alleged incident. a lesson in contradiction. president obama pushes for a year round full schedule until the classes are cut from the cat len dar. family ties pull strong halfway across the globe here as the americans stand up for their relative rights. we're back in a moment. stay with us.  >>> the demands have been brought to president barack obama's front doors. about 100 people rallied after the streets erupted that left eight oppositio
CNN
Jan 31, 2010 9:00am EST
work with democrats to help health care reform a reality. 28% wanted him to come to washington and stop everything. once again the american people are far ahead of where washington is. i think we can get something done for the american people if we sit down and listen to each other. if we share ideas and work together. >> scott brown said he is willing to work with you, but he does not like the two existing bills, the house and the senate version. i was in the back of the room in baltimore, and never seen anything like that. the president of the united states with in question and answer forum. the president suggests maybe there is another way instead of sweeping legislation. >> my hope would be that we can look at some of the these component parts of what we are doing and maybe break some of them up on different policy issues. >> is that a signal on health care? would the president like speaker pelosi to pass the senate bill, or does the president think, let's test the republicens, if they said they would work with us, let's break up health care? >> i don't think that we know the a
CNN
Jan 17, 2010 12:00pm EST
rose garden than they do when standing in a church. right at the vermont baptist church in washington, d.c., the president of the united states. >> our family here today. it feels like a family. thank you for making us feel that way. to pastor wheeler, first lady wheeler, thank you so much for welcoming us here today. congratulations on jordan denise, aka cornielia. michelle and i have been blessed with a new nephew this year, as well. austin lucas robinson. so maybe at the appropriate time we can make introductions. now, if jordan's father is like me, then that will be in about 30 years. that is a great blessing. michelle and malia and sasha and i are thrilled to be here today. and i know that sometimes you have to go through a little fuss to have me as a guest speaker. so, let me apologize in advance for all the fuss. we gather here on a sabbath during a time of profound difficulty for our nation and for our world. and such a time that soothes the soul to seek out the divine in the spirit of prayer. to seek solace among a community of believers. but we are not here just to ask the l
CNN
Jan 10, 2010 11:00pm EST
responsible for what happened, and we can't go back to the old washington kind of routine of we're all responsible so therefore, no one is responsible. someone's got to be held responsible. second of all, i don't think the president's action matched his rhetoric when we send this individual to a civilian court. that person should be tried as an enemy combatant and terrorist. and if we're at war we certainly shouldn't be trying that individual in a court other than a military trial. and to have a person be able to get lawyered up when we need that information very badly, i think betrays or contradicts the president's view that we're at war. >> give us an assessment of your travels. let's start in pakistan, gentlemen. there were some tensions. obviously, you promised close relations between the united states and pakistan, but there are some tensions. they think there are too many strings attached to u.s. aid money, and they're also upset with the escalating number of drone attacks, going after al qaeda and taliban targets. is your sense, senator lieberman to you first, is pakistan a
CNN
Jan 18, 2010 1:00am EST
in by the truckload in washington, d.c. diapers, clothes, batteries, hand sanitizers, you name it. all of it being collected at the haiti embassy. the drive to fill survival kits was supposed to end at 4:00 this afternoon, but six hours later people are still dropping things off. so the city has sent over dump trucks to help transport all of the donations. >>> this may be the best story that we have told you all day. >> yay! >> haitian orphans home at last with their adoptive american families. it's good news finally. but first, it's much, much more than one senate race in one state. why tuesday's election in massachusetts could impact you. you can make a positive change in your career. you can make a greater contribution to the greater good. and you can start today, by earning your degree online... at walden university. where advanced degrees advance the quality of life. you go next if you had a hoveround power chair? >>> let's talk now the state of our nation. president barack obama back in washington tonight after a quick campaign trip to boston. he went there to rally massachu
CNN
Jan 25, 2010 1:00am EST
. mark preston and april ryan join me to breakdown the new real teas in washington. >>> and, as always, we welcome your feedback. let's go right on to the social networking site. every time you take advil liqui-gels you're taking the pain reliever that works faster on tough pain than tylenol rapid release gels. and not only faster. stronger, too. relief doesn't get any better than this. advil. . >>> holding officials accountable and taking a new look at the $787 billion stimulus package. where is all of that money, your money gone, and is this massive stimulus plan working? here's what we're doing. we're previewing it on cnn. this is our stimulus head quarters. we want to know the president's biggest success so far. where all of that money went. here is our team. we're going to be looking at all of the numbers. we're preparing it for you for tomorrow. what's going on where that? not only is that on the president's agenda, health care as well. some say it's falling apart and the fed chair may be out of a job. as i walk over here to the station, we're going to be manning all of this. our
CNN
Jan 31, 2010 12:00pm EST
quote travels all the time, why don't they just play politics in washington, is this just politics as the president says or the same proposal six months ago when they co-sponsored it, what was wrong with it last week when a president wanted it? >> i discussed this very issue with the president right after he came to office and with his chief of staff. never could get a commitment out of him. in a meantime we have seen a year now they passed a budget that doubled the national debt in five years and tripled it in ten and a lot of skepticism and the president endorses this commission a couple days before the vote and where was he a year ago when we were talking about it? >> why should that matter? i'm sorry for interrupting. yes, the president endorsed it because of political pressure without a doubt. democratic senators weent the white house and said we will not vote to increase the ceiling. if it's a good idea, let's say the president is playing politics and if it's a good idea, why not vote for it. you were here several months ago and you said it was a good idea. >> the greg conrad propos
CNN
Jan 3, 2010 12:00pm EST
they'll want to answer your charge. >> i'm sure they would. >>> up next, we get out of washington and head to the beautiful state of utah. where john king caught up with one mayor who's looking to change the status quo by changing the local liquor laws. ♪ [ female announcer ] most people make resolutions... based on what they see on the outside. ♪ this year, focus on what's inside... and let cheerios help tackle your cholesterol. now you could win a free box to get started. >>> every week on "state of the union" john king travels to a different state. in this week's american dispatch he set his sights on utah. known for its strong mormon values. as john quickly learned, there were also those looking to shake things up. >> reporter: sunrise makes the great salt lake all the more spectacular and the bison wandering state park lands are another reminder of the wonders and rugged terrain that greeted the early explorers. mormon temple is a more modern landmark, symbol of faith and conservative thinking that often defines salt lake city's image, sometimes to the consternation of its no
CNN
Jan 10, 2010 9:00am EST
for what happened. we cannot go to the washington routine, we are all responsible for therefore nobody is responsible. nobody has to be held responsible. and i don't think the president's action matched his rhetoric when we send this individual to a civilian court. that person should be tried as an enemy combatant and terrorists. if we are at war we should not try that individual in a court other than a military trial. to have a person be able to get lawyered up when we need that information very badly, i think betro betrays or counterdicts the president's view that we are at war. >> they are upset with drone attacks, some are, and is your sense is pakistan a full partner now or are they still picking and choosing when to fight, which targets to hit? >> pakistan is a full partner in the war on terrorism. i think john and i both felt that we have seen a really significant change in pakistan on this visit. i think they clearly understood that they, the pakistani people, are the targets of terrorism. they have suffered terribly, including, for instance, attacks at mosques, terroris
CNN
Jan 11, 2010 1:00am EST
still his poll numbers. we're not talking about the problem in washington. but his trouble is back home in nevada. >> you're absolutely right, randi. and just this weekend a new poll has come out that shows that harry reid is in deep jeopardy right now of losing his re-election in november. right now if you were to look at the poll numbers that were released by the mason-dixon polling research corporation, it was a poll that was published in the "las vegas review journal" shows that harry reid has a 52% disapproval rating. this is a huge number given the fact that he is the senate majority leader. he's able to deliver a lot for nevada. yet he really has irked a lot of voters in his home state. >> harry reid taking a lot of hits today from michael steele, the head of the republican party, and also from virginia governor tim kaine. let's take a listen, and we'll talk about it. >> the reality of it is this, that there is this standard where democrats feel that they can say these things and they can apologize when it comes from the mouths of their own. but if it comes from anyone else,
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